April 7, 2022
National Capital Region—The National Capital Commission (NCC) today announced the upcoming June 2022 launch of its next development offering at LeBreton Flats, called the Flats Phase. The NCC also provided a progress update to its Board of Directors on the Building LeBreton project, including next steps to review proposals for innovative and ambitious destination anchors, as well as an update on one of Canada’s largest residential zero-carbon developments at the Library Parcel.
Flats Phase Development
In June 2022, the NCC will launch its next development phase to seek a proponent to develop up to four parcels of land within the Flats District of the Master Concept Plan. This site will become an important gateway to LeBreton Flats from Wellington Street and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The site is development-ready, with contaminated soils having been remediated. The Flats Phase will be offered on a long-term ground lease to the successful proponent, who would also be responsible for constructing the local streets and infrastructure, as well as delivering on the targets in the LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan.
Evaluating Proposals for Major Attractions
The NCC is pleased to have received multiple responses to its request for expressions of interest (REI) for major attractions at two sites at LeBreton Flats. Over the coming months, the NCC will work to finalize its evaluation and due diligence process, as well as advance negotiations with potential proponents. Following the signing of a letter of intent with the preferred proponent(s) and a Board of Directors update in June, the NCC will work to negotiate the lease, a process that could take until the end of 2022.
Library Parcel Development
The NCC is pleased to report that the creation of a mixed-use development with affordable housing has begun at the Library Parcel (665 Albert Street, Ottawa). The developer, Dream LeBreton, is working on both the federal design approval process, and the development application with the City of Ottawa. In close collaboration with the NCC, Dream LeBreton has also initiated an engagement process with the Algonquin Nation to support delivery of the project’s Algonquin benefits plan.
Other Building LeBreton Project Updates
In addition, implementation of other elements of the Master Concept Plan is under way, which include the following:
- Creation of a signage and visual identity project, with the potential for collaboration with the Algonquin Nation, artists and other partners.
- Exploration of options to animate the new LeBreton Flats pathway “slow zone” area in the warmer months.
- Implementation of a community energy plan to ensure that LeBreton Flats will become a net zero-carbon community.
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